Whimsical: Melt  CD / LP   (Shelflife Records)

Release date: April 1, 2022

Whimsical - Melt CD/LP (Shelflife Records)

Bio: Originally forming in Northwest Indiana in 1999, Whimsical combines all the best elements of Shoegaze, Dream Pop, and Indie Rock with our own sense of melody. Krissy Vanderwoude uses her voice and lyrics to tell intimate stories of hope and heartbreak, while Neil Burkdoll creates melodic backdrops to help bring Krissy’s words to life. After being disbanded for 10 years, Whimsical reformed in 2015 and released their second album, Sleep to Dream, on Saint Marie Records in 2017.

Released in November 2019, Whimsical’s third full length album, Bright Smiles & Broken Hearts, used everything they had learned in the past while also incorporating new production techniques to create an even more original sound that could only be from Whimsical. Inspired by big studio productions of the early 90’s, the goal was to use the studio as an instrument and to write songs that would be almost impossible to perform live without the help of additional session musicians. While Krissy has always been very honest in her lyrics, Bright Smiles & Broken Hearts really shows a growth as she struggles with the highs and lows of life.

In addition to her work in Whimsical, Krissy has lent her voice to songs by Seasurfer, The City Gates, The Churchhill Garden, Airiel, Fir Cone Children, and Black Swan Lane, while Neil has released albums with the bands Loveblind, Dirty Dead, Fatalist, and P.O.O.R., as well as remixes and production work for Static Daydream, Crash City Saints, and A Thousand Hours.

Whimsical signed to Shelflife Records in early 2021 and released the Gravity 7” on June 4th. Now they are ready to release their fourth full length album "Melt" on April 1, 2022.